Golfers from across the county gathered at the Logan Country Club gathered Friday June 5 for the Shrine Club of Logan’s 17th Annual Logan County Memorial Shrine Golf Tournament. The event functions as a memorial for Shriners who have passed as well as a part of the continual fundraising effort for the various charitable programs the Shriners administer.
Registration for the event began around 9:30 a.m., and, throughout the morning, a stream of hobbyists, enthusiasts and novices flooded the greens of the Logan County Club. Golfers and participants were treated to lunch and further refreshments throughout the day.
Tickets for door prizes and for raffle to win a jukebox where distributed with the proceeds going to further the goals and enhance the projects of the Shrine Club of Logan. Jeff Reagan, president of the Shrine Club of Logan explained the groups upcoming events stating, “We have the Freedom Festival. On July 10, we have an event at the Logan Airport for the [Logan High School] class of 1975, and we have our first Annual Motorcycle Poker Run July 26.”
Chet Roberts, the Potentate of Beni Kedem in Charleston stated, “We have a variety of Shrine Clubs in our jurisdiction. Everybody works to raise funds and support our children’s hospitals. We get out there and we do it, but it’s the community that supports us. The winners are the children. We have over 800 active patients in W.Va. that we transport back to Lexington, Ky., to our burn center in Cincinnati, event to Chicago, to Philadelphia and Greenville S.C.. It depends on what their need is. We have over 60 van drivers that step up and take their day to take somebody to the hospital. Our hospitals cost about $2 million a day to run – we’ve got 22 of them. Events like these where we raise funds are important to our programs. The community supports the Logan Shrine Club and we cannot appreciate and thank them enough.”